New York City // Brooklyn Museum
Manhattan is abundant in excellent museums, but crossing the river into Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Museum is absolutely worth the trip. Similar to my experience at the National Academy Museum, there were very few other guests that day, giving my mind space to wander and my feet permission to walk as leisurely as they wanted; it was a sharp contrast to my visit at the MoMa, which was so teeming with people that it was nearly impossible to view the works without standing on tiptoe.

The architecture was beautiful and I loved how the exhibits were organized, with paintings and sculptures and furniture intermixed along the walls. One of the curators told me shortly that the pieces in one of the exhibitions weren’t organized as museums typically are, by era, style or location; rather, they mixed those categories to unite mankind across time and place by emphasizing all of their similarities. How cool is that?


I loved this drawing called “Three of a Kind” because it’s exactly how I feel with all of my pets♥

If I hadn’t been so tired and hungry, I could have stayed in the museum far longer than I did. It was bigger than I expected and easy to get lost in the halls (I mean that in a good way!). I found the permanent collection quite impressive and the installations were INCREDIBLE. I don’t know how frequently they change them up, but my friend who lives in NYC said they’re usually very well done.

I would highly recommend heading to Brooklyn for this gorgeous museum, especially if you’re looking for something that won’t be as packed as the bigger Manhattan ones.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
11238-6052
Hours: Wed 11-6, Thu 11-10, Fri-Sun 11-6
Admission: Donation in amount of your choice

Which of the above pieces was your favorite?
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